With more women than ever before serving in our Armed Forces, there has been an urgent need for an event to address the many issues that these women will face when they become Veterans. VA’s response was the Summit 2011: National Training Summit on Women Veterans. Nearly 700 participants — women Veterans, women Veterans advocates from across the nation, active, Reserves, and National Guard women service members, representatives from Veterans service organizations and nonprofit agencies, as well as VA staff who care for women Veterans — converged upon Washington, D.C. on July 15-17, 2011, to collaborate and discuss issues facing women Veterans and women service members.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, gave opening remarks at the Summit, thanking the participants for their service, announcing a call to action and creating a VA Task Force on Women Veterans. “Tell me the two most important things VA does for women,&rdqui; Shinseki said, and “tell me one thing I need to fix.” The Summit featured engaging sessions from VA experts and from our collaborative partners and informative workshops on issues confronting women Veterans and female service members.
Each presentaton is listed immediately below its respective speaker. Please select the title of the presentation to view it in portable document format, where available.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011